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Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition
Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition (March 20, 2017)

Chairman Edmore Green, Vice Chairman James Jensen and Treasurer Nancy Keller are being targeted once again.


Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags (July 12, 2016)

Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.


MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case
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MHA Nation citizen ordered to pay $109M in child abuse case (December 15, 2015)

Romeo Whitebird was just seven months old when he was beaten by his caretaker, who is now serving nine years in prison.


Murder charges in deaths of Indian man and woman in Oklahoma
Murder charges in deaths of Indian man and woman in Oklahoma (October 12, 2015)

Joseph Bounds, 26, and Summer Gokey, 30, were found dead on March 20, 2015. Both had been shot in the head.


Two indicted for death of Seminole Nation man who went missing
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Two indicted for death of Seminole Nation man who went missing (October 7, 2015)

Marshall Scott Dent was 27 years old when he went missing in December 2013. His body was found a month later.


Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case
Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case (October 6, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act case that sought the reburial of the legendary athlete.


Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)

Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.


Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma
Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (July 6, 2015)

The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.


Two arrested in Oklahoma after manhunt involving tribal police
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Two arrested in Oklahoma after manhunt involving tribal police (June 9, 2015)

Shots were fired at a Sac and Fox Nation police vehicle and an Absentee Shawnee Tribe vehicle. No officers were injured.


Editorial: Repatriate Jim Thorpe to Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma
Editorial: Repatriate Jim Thorpe to Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma (June 8, 2015)

The burial site of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe matters deeply to his sons and members of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma.


Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home
Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home (June 4, 2015)

The effort comes as the tribe and the surviving sons of the legendary athlete filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.


Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case
Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case (June 2, 2015)

The legendary athlete was about to buried on tribal land in Oklahoma in 1953 when his widow had the body taken to Pennsylvania instead.


Police looking for clues after murder of Indian man and woman
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Police looking for clues after murder of Indian man and woman (March 30, 2015)

Joseph Bounds, 26, and Summer Gokey, 30, were found dead on March 20. Both had been shot in the head.


Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)

An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.


3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case
3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (February 4, 2015)

The legendary athlete's sons can now petition the Supreme Court to review the dispute.


Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to Oklahoma
Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to Oklahoma (December 22, 2014)

After his death in April 1953 his third wife Patricia Askew Thorpe, a non-Indian, burst into Thorpe’s traditional Sac and Fox funeral wake with Oklahoma state troopers at her side.


3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains
3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains (October 23, 2014)

The legendary athlete's sons want to bring him home to Oklahoma where he was due to be buried in 1953.


City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax
City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax (October 8, 2014)

It looks like a months-long controversy has finally been put to rest.


Oklahoma court affirms $47.7M judgment in tribal tobacco case
Oklahoma court affirms $47.7M judgment in tribal tobacco case (June 11, 2014)

Native Wholesale Supply went bankrupt in 2011 and has a petition pending before the Supreme Court in another case.


Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes
Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes (April 10, 2014)

Keith Hall, a commissioner in Shawnee, Oklahoma, says the city wants to reach agreement with tribes over the taxation of goods sold to non-Indians.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes
Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes (April 9, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation questioned why the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is pursuing mediation over sales taxes.


Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes
Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes (March 27, 2014)

The state of Oklahoma might step into a sales tax dispute between the city of Shawnee and four tribes, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said.


Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax (March 25, 2014)

Leaders of four tribes met with the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Monday to discuss a dispute over sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax
Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax (March 20, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is firing back at Mayor Wes Mainord of Shawnee, Oklahoma, who is blaming tribes for a $4 million loss in sales tax revenue.


City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes
City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes (March 17, 2014)

The mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is holding back sales tax information from four tribes despite claims that their businesses are hurting revenues.


Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax (March 13, 2014)

A highly anticipated meeting between the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and four tribes is in jeopardy.


Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes
Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes (February 28, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, plans to meet with tribes on March 24 to discuss a controversial sales tax issue.


City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes
City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes (February 24, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, says a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1991 requires tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax
Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax (February 19, 2014)

Four tribes are asking the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, for more information about its request for sales taxes.


Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales
Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales (February 5, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is asking four tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Town appeals decision to return Jim Thorpe's remains to family
Town appeals decision to return Jim Thorpe's remains to family (September 5, 2013)

Opening briefs are due September 23 in the repatriation case of Jim Thorpe, the legendary athlete whose remains are buried in Pennsylvania.


Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe  reburial dispute
Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe reburial dispute (May 13, 2013)

The remains of Jim Thorpe won't be returned to Oklahoma any time soon despite a federal judge's decision favoring the legendary athlete's sons. Judge A. Richard Caputo ordered the borough...


Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe
Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe (April 30, 2013)

The New York Times on the battle to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma: A bittersweet restlessness has long been tied to the legend of Jim...


TransCanada claims no duty to consult tribes on Keystone
TransCanada claims no duty to consult tribes on Keystone (September 18, 2012)

TransCanada says it has no duty to consult tribes about the path of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The route from Montana to Texas does not directly cross any reservations,...


Sac and Fox Nation worried about Keystone XL Pipeline path
Sac and Fox Nation worried about Keystone XL Pipeline path (March 27, 2012)

The Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma says the southern route of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will cross burial grounds and sacred sites. The tribe knows of burial sites...


NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial
NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial (March 26, 2012)

"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time to open up the pages of the Washington Post Magazine. That's something...


WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in Oklahoma
WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in Oklahoma (March 16, 2012)

"Funerals, like weddings, can be messy family affairs. Not everything goes according to plan. Emotions run high. Even pleasant people can be tense. Few people who met Patsy Thorpe —...


Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe   home
Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe home (February 22, 2012)

"Two injustices were thrust upon Jim Thorpe, a Native American from the Sac and Fox Indian Tribe who was arguably the world's greatest athlete. The first occurred in 1913, six...


Judge allows NAGPRA suit over reburial of Jim Thorpe remains
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Judge allows NAGPRA suit over reburial of Jim Thorpe remains (November 30, 2011)

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma. Thorpe is buried in Pennsylvania. His sons, supported...


Editorial: Taking a step toward reconciliation for Kansas tribes
Editorial: Taking a step toward reconciliation for Kansas tribes (November 21, 2011)

"As a U.S. senator, Sam Brownback led efforts at the federal level to officially apologize to Native Americans for the U.S. government’s “ill-conceived policies” and acts of violence against them....


Kansas governor apologizes for state's mistreatment of tribes
Kansas governor apologizes for state's mistreatment of tribes (November 17, 2011)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) issued a proclamation on Wednesday, apologizing for the state's mistreatment of indigenous people. Kansas was once home to 19 tribes. Only four remain after most...


NPR: Fight continues for resting place of legendary Jim Thorpe
NPR: Fight continues for resting place of legendary Jim Thorpe (August 3, 2011)

"More than half a century after the death of sports star Jim Thorpe, his surviving children and a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania are locked in a battle over the...


Column: Still no peace for Jim Thorpe, America's greatest athlete
Column: Still no peace for Jim Thorpe, America's greatest athlete (July 15, 2011)

"Born 123 years ago, rocketed to fame 99 years ago, died 58 years ago. But Jim Thorpe's story still resonates. Debate still rages. No rest in peace for America's greatest...


Editorial: Sac and Fox Nation   changes the game on highway
Editorial: Sac and Fox Nation changes the game on highway (June 2, 2011)

"A year ago, when the Sac and Fox Nation first opposed a new Interstate 40 interchange, Ridley, head of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said the tribe's concerns “certainly may...


Sac and Fox Nation won't help counties with road projects
Sac and Fox Nation won't help counties with road projects (June 1, 2011)

The Sac and Fox Nation will no longer provide transportation funds to two counties because they endorsed a controversial highway project. The tribe opposes the interchange out of fear it...


Jim Thorpe's sons not invited to ceremony in   Pennsylvania
Jim Thorpe's sons not invited to ceremony in Pennsylvania (May 19, 2011)

The two surviving sons of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe haven't been invited to a ceremony to unveil a new statue of their father in Pennsylvania. William Thorpe and Richard Thorpe...


Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remains
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Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remains (May 16, 2011)

The Sac and Fox Nation has joined a lawsuit that seek to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma. Thorpe, who died in 1953, is buried in...


Blog: Sac and Fox Nation settles lawsuit over ancestral remains
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Blog: Sac and Fox Nation settles lawsuit over ancestral remains (January 24, 2011)

"The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was hoardin' the bones of ancient ancestors. The Sac and Fox Nation wanted 'em back. A lawsuit filed by the tribe against the DNR...